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Joel H. Fish

Eagles fans should see team as work in progress

Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
A person’s expectations affect his or her behavior. That is to say, how we anticipate the outcome of an event effects the way we feel, think, and act. This is true in life in general, but certainly as a sports fan. The fan behavior towards the Philadelphia Eagles this season is a great example... Read more

The impact of USA Women’s World Cup victory on girls

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 5:30 AM
The USA Women’s National Soccer Team’s World Cup victory over Japan on July 5 was the most watched women’s sporting event in U.S. history. Over 25 million people watched the U.S. women win the World Cup for the first time since 1999, and names like Carli Lloyd and Abby Wambach have... Read more

It does matter how you play the game

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
It’s hard to have watched the recently completed NCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball Championship games without dreaming about being a star athlete. After all, the athletes we have been watching on television during these games have been so athletic, coordinated, and talented, who... Read more

Youth Sports: Picking the right team

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:30 AM
Youth sports remain a great place to learn life skills. Children who play sports have a great opportunity to learn how to set goals, manage their emotions, work with teammates, handle adversity, and celebrate success. What we know, though, is that just throwing a uniform on a child does not guarantee... Read more

The game within the game: Sherman, Manning and the Super Bowl

Friday, January 31, 2014, 5:30 AM
At first glance, Denver vs. Seattle looks like a matchup that offers little in the way of a Philly fan’s rooting interest. But the presences of Seattle’s Richard Sherman and Denver’s Peyton Manning will see to it that most fans will take a side in time for Sunday’s kickoff... Read more

What the Dolphins' bullying saga teaches us about team culture

Friday, December 20, 2013, 5:30 AM
Much has been written about the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin situation that existed on the Miami Dolphins this season. At present, Incognito has been suspended from the Dolphins for behavior that has been described as bullying. Martin has taken an extended absence from the team for emotional... Read more

Trying out for your first school sports team

Friday, September 13, 2013, 9:39 AM
Do you have a son or daughter who is trying out for a school sports team, or who is playing on a team for the first time? If so, this is certainly an exciting time. Along with the excitement, though, tryouts and being a first-time team member pose some unique mental challenges. Adrenaline is a natural... Read more

Sport Specialization: What your child should know about year-round teams

Friday, July 19, 2013, 5:00 AM
One of the recent trends in youth sports is that children are specializing in one sport, as opposed to participating in a variety of sports, at a younger age. For example, in the ‘70’s, ‘80’s, and ‘90’s it was common for a boy or girl to play soccer in the fall,... Read more

How to be a great sports parent

Monday, June 3, 2013, 6:00 AM
For many parents, the Spring sports seasons for their children are either in full swing or winding down. For youth sport participants, ages 6 to 18, this can be the time of year for great joy or disappointment. As sports parents, how can we best help our children to navigate the highs and lows... Read more

The mental side of running Broad Street

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 9:29 AM
Whether the race is a sprint, middle distance or a marathon, running is a very mental sport. The sport is mentally challenging because of the confidence, composure, concentration, and often times pushing through physical pain that it requires. The Broad Street Run is challenging in another way because... Read more
About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, ATC, PT, DPT, CSCS Physical Therapist at Good Shepard Penn Partners, Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Brittany Everett Owner, Grace & Glory Yoga Fishtown
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, HFS, USAW Physical Therapist, Partner at The Training Room
Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP Team Physician for Drexel, Philadelphia Univ., Saint Joe’s, & U.S. Lacrosse
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
Robyn Weisman, ACE-CPT B.S., Exercise Science & Physiology, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness and Lifestyle Coach
Sarah M. Whitman, MD Sports Psychiatrist; Clinical Assistant Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine
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